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Singapore train collision leaves 25 injured

Press Trust of India  |  Singapore 

A train collided with another stationery train at a station in injuring at least 25 people, the first such incident in the country's transport system in 24 years.

A moving train collided with a stationary faulty train at the Joo Koon station in the far west of the city state, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

Twenty-three passengers and two Mass Rapid Transit train (SMRT) staff sustained "light to moderate injuries" and were taken to hospitals, the LTA said.

"At 8.19am, a second train stopped behind the first faulty train. At 8.20am, the second train moved forward unexpectedly, and came into contact with the first train," the LTA and the SMRT said in a joint statement.

Both LTA and SMRT are investigating the incident, it said.

The last time that an MRT train collision happened in was more than two decades ago, according to a report by the Channel today.

That incident, a front-to-back collision between two trains at Clementi station on August 5, 1993, resulted in 156 injured commuters.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, November 15 2017. 13:02 IST